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English definition of “changeling”


noun [C] uk   /ˈtʃeɪndʒ.lɪŋ/ us  
(especially in stories) a baby who is secretly used to take the place of another babyFaking and pretendingLegendary and mythological characters
(Definition of changeling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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